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If we knew what we’re eating …

If we knew what we’re eating …

(Originally published in Gettysburg Times, March 22, 2013) Have you ever wondered what’s next in the soft drink line? A television commercial the other night had the answer. Pepsi NEXT. With 60 percent less sugar – though less sugar than what, it didn’t say. Pepsi LAST, maybe? I like carbonated water. I rarely drink sodas because a) I’m diabetic and b) I’m not sure what they use to replace sugar is better for me than the sugar it replaces. Your…

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GE labeling bill author says it’s about choice

GE labeling bill author says it’s about choice

Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery & Delaware counties, told a gathering in the state capitol Tuesday morning his bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods was about allowing consumers to make choices, not a statement about food safety. “People in America demand information,” Leach said. “People don’t like being told, ‘You don’t need to know that; it’s OK.’” (Additional remarks by Leach in video at the end of this piece.)